Opening training with Fritz 17: two "My Moves" video tutorials

by Matthias Wüllenweber
11/27/2019 – Fritz 17 is your personal opening trainer and it offers a lot of new, exciting and innovative functions! "My Moves" makes it easy to create an opening repertoire and helps to learn and memorize opening variations in a playful way! In two video tutorials ChessBase founder and developer Matthias Wüllenweber shows how!

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Fritz 17 - My Moves (part 1)

ChessBase chief developer Matthias Wüllenweber explains "My Moves", the new function in Fritz 17.  He shows how you how to create and develop an opening repertoire and how Fritz 17 helps you to train the opening.

Fritz 17 - My Moves (Part 2)

The second tutorial shows you how you can learn and memorize your repertoire in an easy and playful way.


Matthias Wüllenweber, CEO of ChessBase


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le maus le maus 1/10/2022 12:22
are there any differences between 17 and 18 for opening training? I am having trouble finding help for 18 opening training. Doesn't seem to be any clear guidance in the manual. ON a forum I joined the opening training has a bad rep for being able to help with learning how to use it effectively and so far I agree. Any source of help for Fritz 18 opening training?
Indomniac Indomniac 4/15/2021 05:28
That is just what I was looking for, thank you.
JasonFitzgibbons JasonFitzgibbons 9/6/2020 06:48
Thank you for the videos, they were very helpful!

Just one question. When viewing the Database 2020 screen, I see that you were able to have the "Notation" listed along with each game. On my screen I can not view that and do not know how to populate that information.. Is there anyway you could explain how to make that information visible?


MrYengor MrYengor 1/15/2020 06:18
Being a new-be to Fritz 17 I'm a bit confused, and this might sound like a stupid question but, here gos anyway:.. do I actually need either of the add on software programs "Bigdatabase" or "Fritz Powerbook" to practice and train Openings etc.? And what are the benefits of having one over the other?
studentjunk studentjunk 12/28/2019 04:58
You can upload a whole game with all the variations by clicking "upload to mymoves". Worked great until i realized it was too much information for me. I do better learning variation at a time.
studentjunk studentjunk 12/28/2019 04:56
I have deleted variations using the livebook tab. I think i found the instructions in the manual
chessexpertfrank chessexpertfrank 12/5/2019 12:15
I agree VDRAGAN, I'd like to be able to take out variations but it seems like they are stuck in there whenever I reload my moves. I took the my move mark off of them and deleted the variation and they still come back.
vdragan vdragan 11/30/2019 06:25
Did anyone tried to delete sub-variations? I have tried to modify some of my repertoire and to remove some lines, but that does not work. If this is not possible, then it is big showstopper.
pilryam pilryam 11/28/2019 11:50
@englishplayer I use Fritz 17 on my very ordinary laptop it runs just fine. I cannot use fat fritz or the fancy 3d boards but I don`t need or care about these features. I hope this helps.
sahista1981 sahista1981 11/28/2019 06:44
Unless there is a way to import a repertoire as a pgn file, this new function is not of much help, simply because repertoires can often be rarher huge, with lots of variations, so it would be very time consuming to enter each and every move manualy.
melante melante 11/28/2019 04:11
thanks for the tutorials!
pilryam pilryam 11/28/2019 01:23
Thank you Matthias, very helpful!
englishplayer englishplayer 11/27/2019 09:32
I like the way the functionality of this. I've never owned a Fritz program. On a previous article, there was talk of video cards. So if I get this program, will not having an advanced video card simply impact speed, or will it not run properly?
jonatan_pettersson jonatan_pettersson 11/27/2019 04:08
I'm not questioning how the main variation is chosen. I'm questioning suggesting adding more (possibly irrelevant moves) in order to "promote" a variation.

I think the video should simply mention of the main variation is chosen, explain that you can't influence it, and move on.

(just a disclaimer to counteract my own negativity, I really enjoyed the rest of the video!)
ElRubio ElRubio 11/27/2019 01:41
Finally some explanations about the use of "MyMoves"....
Very nice functionality well explaned.
Unfortionaly the "Helpfile" from Fritz 17 is not very helpfull and can hardly taken be taken seriously on this subject. (as of many other subjects of the helpfile...)
mw testing mw testing 11/27/2019 12:41
Jonatan, this is modelled after ECO and other opening literature: The main variations are the variations that from the perspective of the root contain the most material ( <=> are played most often in GM practice).

Best, Matthias
jonatan_pettersson jonatan_pettersson 11/27/2019 11:44
The first video mentions marking more moves, or marking moves as more important, to influence how the repertoire is represented. This is of course completely insane. You should NOT add more moves to your Ruy Lopez because you want that to be the main variation.

A move is in your repertoire because you want to play it in your repertoire, not because you want it to be displayed in a certain way.

It's fine to mention that's how the representation works, but don't suggest adding more moves to influence it...

(left a similar comment on youtube)